Six months ago, we couldn’t have blamed anyone who thought Swordplay’s rap career was a thing of the past. The Richmond rapper, known to the government as Isaac Ramsey, was a fixture on the local scene around the middle of the last decade, playing tons of shows and dropping strong studio releases like 2005’s Tilt EP and 2007’s Cellars And Attics. But his new album, a full-length collaboration with French producer Pierre The Motionless entitled Tap Water, is the first release he’s put out under his own name in over half a decade. So where has he been?
A year ago I was invited to attend The Soundset Festival, a hip hop festival that goes down in Minnesota every year in May.
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